To make a notebook cover and pen keeper you will need: an A5 notebook, two sheets of 12 x 12 card-stock, your sewing machine, some elastic and thread.
Step 1. Stitch your two sheets of card-stock together, I like to use a zigzag stitch, I use a jeans needle when sewing paper.
Step 2. Line up the spine of your notebook with the join in your papers and fold one side over the front cover of your note book.
Step 3. Fold the cover of your notebook closed.
Step 4. Hold the back cover in place, re-open the notebook and fold the back piece of card-stock over the back cover.
Step 5. Take your notebook out of the cover and head back to your sewing machine. Stitch down the folded over flaps.
Step 6. Pop your notebook back in and mark a line 0.5cm below the bottom of where the notebook sits.
Step 7. Take your notebook back out and stitch along the line that you have marked. Trim off any excess.
Step 8. Slide your notebook into your new cover.
It is that simple, but it makes a boring functional notebook into a pretty Instagram worthy piece of stationary joy! Now for the cherry on the top, a cute and functional pen keeper.
Step 1. To make yourself a pen keeper you will need some elastic.
Step 2. Wrap your elastic around your notebook and cut it to size.
Step 3. Stitch it into a loop.
Step 5. Stitch across to make a loop for your pen.
Step 6. Put your new pen keeper around your new notebook.
Are you a stationary addict like we are? If you have a go at making your own do share it with us using the #livelovemake
H and I are heading out to the Knitting and Stitching show at Olympia today, what are you guys doing this weekend? What crafty fun will you be having?
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